Check List 16(2): 253-264, doi: 10.15560/16.2.253
New records of Myxomycetes from Peru
expand article infoItalo F. Treviño-Zevallos§, Carlos Lado Rodriguez§
‡ Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru§ Real Jardín Botánico-CSIC, Madrid, Spain
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We report 19 species of Myxomycetes for first time in Peru. Macbrideola spinispora L.M. Walker, G. Moreno & S.L. Stephenson, previously known only from the type collection from Costa Rica, is now reported for South America, enlarging its distribution considerably. The Myxomycetes were collected in Wayqecha Biological Station, a conservation area in the Cuzco region. The specimens were deposited in the South Peruvian Herbarium (HSP) and the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid (MA-Fungi). The number of Myxomycetes currently recorded from Peru is increased to 174 species.

Amoebozoa, distribution, diversity, montane forest, Myxobiota, Neotropics